Emirates to implement thermal screening on all flights departing from Dubai International Airport DXB to the USA. The new screening is effective March 12th 2020. If any passengers are found to have a higher than normal temperature, they will undergo further testing.
Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to departure since the additional screening and immigration will take longer to process.
The new measures are being taken as part of Emirates overall response to the latest developments around the COVID-19 pandemic. Emirates plans to gradually roll out thermal screening procedures for all flights departing Dubai.
The airline comprehensive cleaning process utilizes high-grade cleaning chemicals proven to kill viruses and germs, leaving a long-lasting protective coating against viruses, bacteria and fungi on surfaces. Any aircraft found to have transported a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case, additional deep cleaning will be done including the defogging of cabin interiors and misting with disinfectant across all soft furnishings.
Emirates will not charge passengers change and re-issuance fees on any bookings made prior to March 31st 2020. Cancellation and refund fees will also be waived for bookings made between March 7th and March 31st, regardless of travel dates.
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